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jackass

[jak-as] /ˈdʒækˌæs/
noun
1.
a male donkey.
2.
a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead; ass.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; jack1 + ass1
Related forms
jackassery, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jack ass

jackass

/ˈdʒækˌæs/
noun
1.
a male donkey
2.
a stupid person; fool
3.
laughing jackass, another name for kookaburra
Word Origin
C18: from jack1 (male) + ass1
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Word Origin and History for jack ass

jackass

n.

mule ass, 1727, from jack (n.) + ass (n.1). Meaning "stupid person" is attested from 1823.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jack ass

jackass

noun

A stupid person; idiot; dolt; fool; lunkhead, shit-for-brains (1823+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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